Thursday, 7 August 2008

Monday, May 24, 1954





                 W  L  Pct  GB
Vancouver ..... 17  9 .654  —
Edmonton ...... 11  9 .550  3
Yakima ........ 13 12 .520  3½
Victoria ...... 14 13 .519  3½
Spokane ....... 13 13 .500  4
Lewiston ...... 13 13 .500  4
Salem ......... 13 14 .481  4½
Wenatchee ..... 11 14 .440  5½
Calgary ....... 10 13 .435  5½
Tri-City ...... 11 16 .407  6½


VICTORIA, May 24 — The Calgary Stampeders and the Victoria Tyees split a Western International League baseball doubleheader here Monday, the Stamps winning the afternoon game 9-7 and the Tyees lashing back 12-10 at night.
Helped out by five Calgary errors and hitting well, the Tyees took a 6-4 lead after four innings of the nighter and sewed it up with a five-run rally in the fifth.
In the day encounter, the Stamps came direct from an overnight plane trip to take the game via the home run route. Calgary's victory was set up by two homers by Rocky Tedesco, one by Gus Stathos and fine relief pitching by Gene Lillard.
First game
Calgary ....... 000 220 032—9 15 3
Victoria ....... 030 030 100—7  8 0
Kapp, Owen (3), Lillard (5) and Luby; Bottler, Drilling (8) and Martin.
Second game
Calgary ....... 130 010 042—10 13 5
Victoria ....... 320 150 01x—12 14 4
Schulte, Whyte (6), Aoki (8) and Lundberg; Prior and Martin.

Edmonton at Vancouver (2), postponed, rain.
Salem at Tri-City, postponed, high winds.
Only games scheduled.

KENNEWICK [Tri-City Herald, May 25]—The Tri-City Braves and the Salem Senators, either blown out, rained out or frozen out Monday night — no one figured out exactly which — will try it again tonight in the first of the four-game series at Sanders field.
Tonight's single game will start at 7:30 o'clock. The postponed game will be made up in a doubleheader Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m.
Many fans, missing radio reports of the cancellation, trooped out to Sanders field Monday night to see the team despite the threatening weather which was indication enough that Tri-City is anxious to see the more-won-than-lost Braves play.
Tonight's starter will be Don Robertson who boasts a 4-1 record for the season. Robertson started one of the games on the recent Spokane road trip but was taken out with the score tied in the third inning. Dale Bloom went on to pitch the win.
Despite the recent victories, it was not enough to lift the Braves out of the cellar. Sunday, Calgary, the no. 9 team, won both ends of a doubleheader and Monday night split a twin bill to retain a percentage point edge over the Braves.
However, playing marager Edo Vanni said some of the other teams are in for trouble now.
"They all have to play Vancouver," Vanni pointed out.
"We have already played them. Now we will see some changes."
Meanwhile, on the day off, general manager Eddie Taylor is keeping up a quest for another outfielder. Neil Sheridan, who was released by the San Francisco Seals recently, contacted the club but wanted more money than Tri-City has.
The Braves brass put in a bid, however, but Victoria topped the offer.
Sheridan hus not been officially signed but reports from Victoria indicate it is merely a matter of paper work.
Last season with Sacramento Sheridan hit .293. swatted 43 doubles and 13 homers.
Failing in the Sheridan deal, Taylor now his turned to the possibility of getting a younger, and less expensive player.

Pilots Cut Hurler; Seek More Help
BOISE, May 25 — Righthander Gene Bowman has been given his outright release to bring the Boise Pilots within the Pioneer league player limit, business Manager Walter Lowe announced.
Sixteen players are allowed on the roster. The Pilots are carrying 19 men, but three of these are on the national defense service list.
Meanwhile, the Pilots still were searching for more help.
Jim Peterson, a pitcher, was scheduled to arrive from Salem of the Western International league today.

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